Hi, new to community i did some searching and dont seem to find the answers to my questions.
Bought 2 cisco 2516 routers off ebay. Nothing was in the boxes other then the routers them selves.
So first assuming they work as advertised how do i get in to set them up? Do i need special software to manage them? I read on the web that the console cable is a roll over for these which is easy enough to make. But my question is can i telnet to them via my nic card? If i make my own console cable do is the roll over to the pin outs the same as if i went from rj45 to rj45 in a rj45 to db9 meaning1-8 rj45 = 8-1 db9?
My basic reason for buying these was to learn long term + possible resale since it was apparent the person selling them probably didnt know what they had and had no way of finding out. I have the determination to find out one way or another but was hoping for some help.